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1. The award will be granted to a student who is entering the Senior year of an Applied Human Sciences/Home Economics / Family Sciences/ Nutrition / Consumer Science / Human Ecology or related program at an accredited Maritime University.

2. The student must be a graduate of a Prince Edward Island High School.

 3. This award is to be based on academic merit, a demonstrated positive attitude toward the profession of Home Economics, and participation in non-academic activities.

4. The Selection Committee will include the Chair of the Prince Edward Island Home Economics Association Awards Committee and two other members of the Association.

5. The amount of the award will be five hundred dollars ($500).

6. Completed applications should be emailed to

7. Closing date for receipt of applications is October 15, annually. FOR 2017-18 ONLY, the closing date for receipt of applications is January 15, 2018.

8. If more information is required, contact or (902) 566-2738

Application Procedure:

1. Have a member of the Applied Human Sciences/Home Economics/Family Sciences/ Nutrition/ Consumer Science/Human Ecology or equivalent faculty of your university forward a letter of reference on your behalf, to

2. Write a letter (500 words or less) on your own behalf which would demonstrate your positive attitude towards the profession. Include information about extra curricular activities, work experience, and special interests or involvement during the past five years.

3. Forward a degree audit or an official university transcript of your credits completed to date.

4. All items must be received by the closing date to be a complete application, i.e., application form, faculty reference, personal letter, and official university transcript or degree audit.

5. Closing date for receipt of application is October 15th,each year. (For 2017-18 - January 15, 2018).

6. Email all application materials to or mail, if desired, to the following address: 

Prince Edward Island Home Economics Association

c/o Department of Applied Human Sciences, UPEI

550 University Avenue, Charlottetown PE C1A 4P3

The application form can be downloaded here. The winner is usually announced at the Ho Ho Ho Auction.

Winners of the Doris M. Anderson Award include:

2013 - Nick Creelman - UPEI

2012 - Ashley Tierney - in her 4th year at UPEI. 

2011- Rilla Reardon

Rilla Reardon is in her 4th year studying Human Nutrition at St. FX University. Rilla is a graduate of Charlottetown Rural High School and is from York. Rilla has started the Integrated Internship and is looking forward to completing it on PEI next summer after graduation. Congratulations Rilla!

2010 - Krista McLellan

Krista McLellan is a graduate of Charlottetown Rural High School who is currently attending Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. Krista has an excellent standing in her courses and volunteered at the IWK developing five nutrition education resources for their patients. She has used her "Eating Well on a Budget" resource to educate participants of the Gottingen Street Salvation Army Addictions and Rehabilitation Program. Her volunteer work lead to paid positions with IWK Food Services - first as a general worker and now as a supervisor. Her passion in life is to help others feel the same joy from food as she does.

2009 -Jennifer Egan


  Jennifer has combined volunteering at the QEH and the Family and Nutritional Sciences Student Committee with running and participating in the PEI Marathon Weekend.  She completed a summer project at UPEI with Dr. Katherine Gottschall-Pass involving interactions of dietary cranberry and cholesterol consumption on biological markers of oxidative stress, and has worked for Cows Inc. and as a waitress. Jennifer is presently completing her honours research with Kathy Gottschall-Pass and is described as a highly motivated and disciplined student with top marks at UPEI.  Congratulations Jennifer!



2008 - Doreen Pippy


The 2008 Doris M. Anderson Award was presented to UPEI student Doreen Pippy, a 1994 graduate of Charlottetown Rural High, who actively volunteers with many different organizations including the Soup Kitchen, Healthy Eating Alliance, PEI Food Security Network, and School Breakfast Program.  Doreen has attended an ACHES (Association of Canadian Home Economics Students) conference and has travelled to Kenya with Farmers Helping Farmers. Along with maintain good grades, and her busy volunteer schedule, Doreen also works in International Education and Development for the V.P. of Academic Development at UPEI. Doreen plans to complete a Masters in applied Health Services at UPEI and work towards improving health in PEI.

Congratulations Doreen!

2007 - Lisa S. MacDonald

Lisa is a graduate of Bluefield High School and is in her fourth year of the Family and Nutritional Sciences Program and is currently an intern in the UPEI Integrated Dietetic Internship Program.

Lisa also holds a university degree in Psychology.  She has been employed as a student assistant at UPEI.and has volunteered with UPEI’s WUSC Student Refugee Program and with her church.  Lisa is interested in international development, has traveled for two years through South East Asia, Australia, China, Hong Kong and India.  Lisa combines these activities with a strong academic performance!

Congratulations, Lisa!

2006 - Jane Caiger

Congratulations to Jane Caiger, the 2006 recipient of the Doris M. Anderson Award. Jane is a graduate of Charlottetown Rural High School and is in her final year of the Family and Nutritional Sciences Program and plans to graduate with Honours from UPEI. She was accepted into the highly competitive Integrated Dietetic Internship Program and plans to work in the community as a Registered Dietitian following graduation. Jane has been a volunteer with the Upper Room, the Humane Society and Cat Action Team, Chances Family Centre and assisted with the Healthy Eating Alliance and Healthy Snack Program at Glen Stewart Stewart School. Jane is Vice President of the FANS Society at UPEI this year, and was a lab assistant in 2005. She has had successful course placements at Whisperwood Villa, Prince County Hospital and Chances Family Centre. Jane, combines these activities with a strong academic performance! Congratulations, Jane!